The PITAHAYA or Dragon Fruit, is known as a succulent cactus. Originally from Mexico.
It shows on its tips that they must be hydrated and firm. Not dry, dark or bent. There are yellow crust and white pulp. Yellow rind and yellow pulp, red bark and white pulp and red bark and red pulp. Its pulp is full of small seeds. It is of sweet taste and aromatic smell. The bark has several tips or thorns, which resemble a dragon, hence its name.
When you go to buy the product in the supermarket, we recommend:
- Observe that the display site is clean and adequately refrigerated.
- Choose the products, preferably in this order: vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheeses and dairy in general, after the products of pantry, but before the meats, poultry, fish and shellfish.
- When it reaches its destination refrigerate (ripe), to prolong its “useful life”.
Alone, or accompanied by other fruits, in salads, ice creams, milkshakes, beverages and preserves (jelly, marmalade) among others.
Keep clean and dry. Refrigerate in open plastic bag, in the “fruit drawer” or in not so cold place of the fridge or fruit box.
Cool. Temp. Environment. Duration: 5-8 days approx. 3-4 days approx.
If they are placed in a fruit bowl, do not expose it to the sun’s rays, so that the ripening of the fruit is not accelerated and its “useful life” is shortened. Do not refrigerate until the desired ripening point is reached. Nutrients and properties:-High content of vitamin C, an essential nutrient (antioxidant),. -Increases resistance to infections. -Helps in the formation of bones and teeth. -Also in the formation of red blood cells and collagen. -Help in the growth of children and adolescents. -Reduces the risk of enfermedadescardiovasculares, degenerative and cancer. -It is advisable in the case of iron deficiency anemia, by increasing the absorption of food. (See nutrient content and its benefits in fruits).
Periodically check the status of the product to be able to consume it in time.